Wednesday, November 26, 2014

limitless layering

b - it's no surprise that we here at the smoking nuns and george & laurel love to layer.  jewelry, clothing, lasagna, whatever.  we'll take it. 
but while i have spent many a day layering 3 statement necklaces together, i have never attempted 4.  and that got me thinking... is there a layer limit?

i think it all depends on the eye.

urban outfitters t shirt, forever 21 pants, purse and heels, contemporary and george & laurel jewelry

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Gift Sets Have Arrived!!

B- Have you ever racked your brain trying to kill it at holiday gift giving with coworkers, friends and family?  Well look no further because there is one thing that everyone likes - jewelry.

And to support you killing it at the holidays, George & Laurel has put together the most adorable holiday jewelry sets we could think of.

So get all of your holiday shopping done early and make some of your loved ones very happy :)

Find these and more on our shop!  Happy gift giving!!

Hollywood Costume

D- It's been over a year since I left the FIDM Museum.  There were definitely moments over the past 12 months when I missed my coworkers, the objects themselves, and the field in general. 

However, I didn't leave the museum world entirely. 

Over the summer I was delighted to be hired as a dresser for the Hollywood Costume exhibit, now open until March.  

If you have the slightest interest in cinema and its history then do yourself a favor and see the installation. The visual appeal spans from Mary Pickford's dress from Little Annie Rooney (1925) to Jared Leto's ensemble worn in Dallas Buyer's Club (2013).  

Very proud to have been a part of this project, and yes, my hands got some play in Los Angeles magazine. :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Femme Fatale

D- The femme fatale characters of 1940s film noir cinema are my favorite ladies to emulate. Strong, flawed, and sexy as fuck. I feel this has stemmed my leather apparel obsession as of lateI now own several dresses, tops, and bottoms all consisting of either leather or some kind of faux composite.

To soften the edge our George & Laurel star styles have come in handy. The delicate silhouettes add a more traditional feminine touch. 

Always keep that balance. 

D- Zara dress, Forever 21 boots, George & Laurel jewelry

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

bolo why not?

b- i wasn't just born a bolo tie person, folks. but i definitely became one.  and now that we have our very own George & Laurel bolo, i find myself trying to sneak it into every outfit.  

collared blouse? check. LBD? check. pajamas? done.

vintage army jacket, american apparel dress, forever 21 boots, george & laurel bracelet, rings, bolo tie, and ear cuff

Friday, November 14, 2014

Get Excited

D - We're getting excited about George & Laurel's next collection. You'll slowly start to see the results of our efforts soon enough. My eyeglass chain is a small indicator of what's to come. The pearl strand that I'm rocking is only the beginnings of a design we have for the Vices collection. 

If you're not already giddy with excitement then something is wrong with you.

D - Top by Zara, Pants by Comme des Garcons, Booties and Pearl Ring by Forever 21, Eyeglasses via Madewell, Nipple Necklace by Androgyny, Ear Cuff, Necklace, Bracelet and Rings by GEORGE & LAUREL

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

maverick's bae

b- one of my favorite movies from childhood is top gun (and still is.)  my only qualm with the film was the civilian flight instructor that played tommy boy's love interest - not a huge fan of the casting on that one.   so i decided to fashion a modern take on  kelly mcgillis's character in my own way today.

i hope maverick likes my ensemble enough to let me ride on the back of his bike into the sunset.

vintage blouse, asos skirt, h&m heels, george & laurel jewelry

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thank You

D- We had a lovely afternoon in our Silverlake neighborhood. Friends, family, and locals stopped by Los Angeles County Store to check out the goods George & Laurel and Androgyny have to offer.

Thank you to our lovely hostess MaryAnne. 

Stay tuned for more shows coming up. :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

winter whites

b- i've never been a fan of white and could count the articles of clothing i owned in the hue on one hand.  this was due mostly to the fact that i never trusted myself to keep it clean.  but after my wedding, i found myself with a surplus of white in my wardrobe and it might be my new favorite.

and as a bonus, my winter whites give me a chance to wear my george & laurel winter blues. happy winter!

nastygal crop top, vintage coat, asos jeans, h&m heels, george & laurel jewelry

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


D- Flashing the upper thigh. It's my go to these days. Underwear as outerwear has taken a back seat. 

Just keep layering on the jewelry and definitely keep that thigh exposed. 

Check out our insatagram for the latest giveaway. Love yourself. 

D- Mossimo t-shirt, Nasty Gal skirt, contemporary jewelry,